This is a very affordable beginners or travel guitar. The Rogue dreadnaught acoustic guitar has a full sized body which is both wide and deep to give it great sound. It has a balanced tone and excellent projection so it can be heard all across the room.
The body of the guitar is made out of whitewood which helps with the mid range sounds. The top is left white and the sides and body are stained black.
There is a clear polyurethane finish on the guitar to enhance the natural beauty of the wood. The neck and dovetail are made out of nato wood and add sustainability to the sound without losing any tone strength. The fret board and bridge are rosewood and add note clarity. They also add to the appearance of the guitar. There are 19 frets on the neck. The neck has a C shape, 1-2/3″ nut width and 16″ radius to help with intricate fret board movements. The tuning machines are nickel covered and the other hardware is also nickel.
The action on this guitar is a bit high and the strings have a tendency to buzz if you don’t hold the them down tightly on the neck. Sometimes it buzzes even when playing it correctly. The strings that come with the guitar are very heavy and difficult for some people to play. Many customers recommend getting lighter and better quality strings. The actual sound of the guitar is not deep and mellow. The strings tend to ring individually instead of blending into one harmonious sound. The treble is also a little high.
Other customers complained about the quality of the neck. Some had problems with it being bent or the frets having glue on them. One also reported that the frets were sticking out and the finish hand fingerprints in it. This is perhaps an example of a guitar that should not have passed quality inspections and was shipped anyway. And there is no place or hardware to attach a strap. There is also a general lack of quality in the entire guitar, but what do you expect for around $50?
For a cheap guitar the sound and make are actually pretty good. The majority of customers are very happy with it. The sound is good and the volume is loud enough to be heard throughout an entire room without problem.
The guitar holds up pretty well under many different conditions and is fairly durable. Once the strings are replaced it is much easier to play. The strings are good enough to keep though if you don’t mind the heaviness of them. The lightness of the guitar makes it easy to carry around from one place to the other. If you want to attach a strap, you can glue on the necessary hardware or have a professional do it for you for a low cost.
Overall, customers are very happy with this guitar. It looks pretty good and plays well. There are few other full sized guitars of this quality for this price. This is a great option for a beginner or someone who is looking for a guitar to just play around with. It travels well and, since it is inexpensive, it’s alright if it gets a little dinged up or scratched.